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July 2015 - NIC News & Updates

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    Obesity in Prison: A Gender Difference

    A 2015 Bureau of Justice Statistics special report, Medical Problems of State and Federal Prisoners and Jail Inmates , highlighted an interesting statistical difference between incarcerated males and females. The report stated: While female prisoners and jail inmates were less likely than males to be overweight, they were more likely to be obese or morbidly obese.” The numbers showed female prisoners (35%) were less likely than males (47%) to be overweight. However, female (43%) prisoners were...
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    Virtual Conference: New Directions in Corrections - Staff Wellness

    On June 10, 2015, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) hosted a national virtual conference on staff wellness titled “New Directions in Corrections: Staff Wellness.” Session topics included using neuroscience to reduce stress, “healing corrections,” the organizational implications of boundary violations, creating a purpose-driven corrections career, corrections personnel suicide, and staff wellness. View the conference presentation recordings here. View
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    In the News: History of Abuse Seen in Many Girls in Juvenile System

    This recent article published in the New York Times summarizes a report on girls in the juvenile justice system with a history of sexual and physical abuse. The study, “ The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story ,” found that “sexual abuse was among the primary predictors of girls’ involvement with juvenile justice systems, but that the systems were ill-equipped to identify or treat the problem.” From the article: As many as 80 percent of the girls...
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    Register Now: Veterans Treatment Court Live Broadcast!

    Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance For Vets Who Have Lost Their Way Register Online for this Live-Streaming Internet Broadcast at: http://nicic.gov/training/ib2015 August 26, 2015 - 3 hour live streaming event 9:00am PT / 10:00am MT / 11:00am CT / 12:00pm ET The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will be conducting a live-streaming internet broadcast on justice-involved veterans, highlighting the lifesaving role being played by veterans treatment courts across the country. The three...
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    Register Now! Women Unbarred: Recovery and Supports for Women Involved with Criminal Justice

    Reserve a spot on your calendar on July 23, 2015 for the upcoming webinar, Women Unbarred: Recovery and Supports for Women Involved with the Criminal Justice System , the fifth webinar in the Women Matter series from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). About the webinar: This webinar centers on the unique experiences, barriers to recovery and reentry into society, that women often face during and after incarceration. Experts will address the experiences, needs...
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